indian-rally News and Analysis
Team Champions’ Dean Mascarenhas claimed victory in the opening round of the Indian National Rally Championship, while factory Mahindra driver Gaurav Gill put on a charging display to claim the final spot on the podium.
JK Tyre will return to the Indian National Rally Championship with a factory team spearheaded by three-time Asia Pacific Rally Champion Gaurav Gill.
India’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki says it abruptly quit Indian motorsport in the middle of 2018 because its rallying initiatives had “more or less served” its purpose.
Factory Mahindra driver Gaurav Gill says Maruti Suzuki should see cross-country rallying as more than a “competition to win”, following the manufacturer’s abrupt exit from Indian motorsports.
Sherco TVS ace Adrien Metge says Indian cross-country rallies need to ramp up security around their events before they can consider replacing GPS devices with roadbooks.
TVS Racing rider Adrien Metge led the Desert Storm rally from start to finish to take an emphatic five-minute victory over Hero MotoSports rival CS Santosh.
Factory Mahindra driver Gaurav Gill has dropped out of contention in Desert Storm after losing over an hour in the penultimate leg due to a technical issue.
FMSCI has unveiled a six-round calendar for the 2019 Indian National Rally Championship, the first to be held by new promoter Champions Yacht Club.
Younus Ilyas emerged victorious in the curtain-raising round of the Indian National Rally Championship in Bengaluru after staving off a late challenge from chief rival Dean Mascarenhas.
Sirish Vissa says beating the factory Mahindra team with customer-entered Polo cars is a big driving force for Volkswagen Motorsport India.
Volkswagen Motorsport will “evaluate” further factory entries in the Indian National Rally Championship with the Polo R2, but is unable to commit to anything at present.
Karna Kadur moved into the lead of the Chikmagalur round of the Indian National Rally Championship after overnight leader Gaurav Gill suffered an unfortunate retirement in the final stage of Saturday.
India’s domestic motorsport calendar isn’t the most packed in the world. Far from it. Yet we somehow still manage to have date clashes between major races and rallies.
Team Polaris’ Arindam Saikia and TVS Racing rider R Nataraj were crowned champions in their respective categories of Raid de Himalaya following the conclusion of the final leg on Saturday.
The 20th edition of Raid de Himalaya marks the start of a new era for India’s most prestigious cross-country rally, but can the organisers tap its full potential?
Gaurav Gill led a dominant 1-2 finish for Mahindra Adventure in Dakshin Dare, defeating a trio of Maruti Suzuki drivers with relative ease.
TVS Racing’s Lorenzo Santolino secured victory in the Moto class of India Baja, beating India’s only Dakar finisher CS Santosh.
Vikram Agnihotri may have lost his arms at a tender age of seven, but that was hardly a deterrent for him to take part in the Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm 40 years later.
This year’s Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm featured several night stages, providing an added challenge for some of India’s best cross-country rallyists.
Privateer Aabhishek Mishra (co-driver V Venu Rameshkumar) and South African Mare took top honours in the 2018 Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm following the final leg on Friday.
Mahindra’s Gaurav Gill won the season-concluding K-1000 Rally in Bangalore to clinch his fifth Indian National Rally Championship (INRC) title.
Mahindra’s Gaurav Gill claimed an easy win in the Rally of Arunachal to inch a step closer to his fifth Indian National Rally Championship title.
Maruti Suzuki’s Suresh Rana claimed a dominant victory in the Xtreme Cars category of the Raid de Himalaya, while TVS Racing’s Abdul Wahid Tanveer notched up his second successive Xtreme Bikes title.
Rallying provides a great platform to involve the general public, but efforts need to be made to boost participation in such events.
Gaurav Gill (co-driver Musa Sherif) won the MRF Rally of Coimbatore on Sunday.
Suresh Rana has won the Xtreme class of Desert Storm, while a late turn of events saw R Nataraj take the top honours in the Moto category.
Karna Kadur won the Indian National Rally Championship's category of Chikmagalur Rally on Sunday, while Sanjay Takale emerged victorious in the Indian Rally Championship contingent.
Arjun Rao and Dhirendra Kumar emerged victorious in the INRC and IRC classes of Rally de North respectively, on Sunday.
Gaurav Gill (co-driver Musa Sherif) and Abhilash PG (co-driver Srikanth Gowda) took victory in the INRC and IRC categories in Rally of Maharashtra, at Nashik.
Manali-born Suresh Rana added another feather to his cap by winning the 2016 Dakshin Dare cross-country rally, beating reigning champion Sandeep Sharma.
Nine-time Raid de Himalaya winner Suresh Rana held on on to his lead despite it slashing to three minutes in the cars category at the end of fourth leg in Dakshin Dare on Thursday.
Suresh Rana (co-driver Parminder Thakur) continues to lead the Extreme Cars category of Dakshin Dare after the conclusion of the the third leg on Wednesday.
Amittrajit Ghosh and co-driver Ashwin Naik took win in the INRC category in Rally of Coimbatore with Samir Thapar and co-driver Gurinder Mann winning IRC class.
Upcoming Indian cross-country talent Shreya Iyer says she is not concerned with the typical gender segregation done in motor racing and believes it to be just an opinion of some.
Federation of Motor Sports Club of India released the five-round calendar for 2016 Indian Rally Championship, on Friday
CS Santosh insists his commanding win in Desert Storm proves that he’s still the best cross-country rider in the country.
Suresh Rana says he was catching early-Desert Storm leader Aabhishek Mishra - and that pressure could have played a role in latter crashing out in leg 5.
Suresh Rana and CS Santosh have won their respective categories at Desert Storm, following the conclusion of the final leg on Saturday in the Thar Desert.
Team Maruti's Suresh Rana took over the lead of the Desert Storm during the fifth leg in the Xtreme category as Aabhishek Mishra crashes out on Friday.
The order at the front remains unchanged at Desert Storm as Aabhishek Mishra and CS Santosh continue to lead in their respective categories after leg 4.
Aabhishek Mishra and CS Santosh extended their advantage in their respective categories during the second day of Desert Storm on Tuesday.
Defending champions Aabhishek Mishra and CS Santosh started their 2016 Desert Storm campaigns on an ominous note, topping the opening leg on Monday.